those are not my words
they are part of a text message from John
him and Bec are on their way to Alice.
he has a way with words that lad
the hay plain becomes poetry in motion
instead of a land grieving for what once was.
of course what he is really commenting on is the sheer stupidity of our forebears
in removing all the forests so they could industrialize the landscape with farming and mining
AND then have the gall to expect the land to keep on providing for us.
They have ridden as far as Coober Pedy now
so probably not a lot of forest around there either.
that is why we rename it desert so we can feel better about what we have done and continue to do
the desert becomes a cool place to go to for spiritual direction and far out sunsets
AND to say we have been.
once we prayed in deep glens at the feet of ancient trees beside stones and rivers of pure water
once we respected all of the land.
their respective BMW’s got loaded with swags ,the billy ,wattle sap & dried fruit munchies
and get this
they took the kefir along
kefir being a plant,
it looks kinda like cottage cheese and grows yogurt
every day we push the yogurt out thru a sieve drink it and add more milk.
most of the time we run ours on goats milk,
I wonder what they using out there .
I have to say it
monoculture is a giant blight on the landscape
a unparrelled travesty against commonsense and maintaining our Selves on the planet.
we dig deep into the earth and send it all to China.
we provide Japan with our forests
and have done so here in the south-east for 40 years,
4o years of ships sailing the seas
loaded with little chips that once were trees.
then we buy everything back from China, our shoes, t shirts, solar panels, garlic
the list goes on and on…….
free market they call it,
we are all enjoying a high standard of living.
hello… reality check
some may be but most peoples on the planet aren’t
what about them?
AND what about the planet ?
you can probably get where I am coming from now but do you know where I am going
and will you come with me?
that is the question.
will you leave the sad tired and nasty lies of a dreaming that has given us sinners ,degradation and capitalism?
I have already gone somewhere else
to living within a forest,
growing some veges
picking wild mushrooms
smiling at clouds
dancing with rainbows,
leaving well alone
allowing life to be it self
dreaming another story
another mind field
sharing, deepening connection
working for spirit heart earth
having a bloody good time .